Belgium: Hooverphonic share the first cities and dates of their upcoming European 2021 tour
Belgium's Eurovision 2021 representatives, Hooverphonic, have announced their plans for the upcoming 2021 European Tour.
Following their participation in Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam, Hooverphonic, have shared the news on their upcoming European tour that will kick off next September 2021. So far the group has announced a significant number of cities across Europe that will have the luck to see Hooverphonic on their first tour since Geike Arnaert rejoined the group.
Hoverphonic's European 2021-2022 tour is scheduled to unfold according to the the following plan as published on their offiicial website.SUN 25 JULYBelgofolies de Spa 2021 - Spa, BelgiumSAT 31 JULYEchternach Summer Concerts 2021 - Echternach, LuxembourgMON 2 AUGUSTLokerse Feesten 2021 - Lokeren, BelgiumTHU 5 AUGUSTDranouter Zomersessies 2021 - Ieper, BelgiumFRI 6 AUGUSTHôpital Notre-dame À La RoseLessines, Belgium
A few words about Hooverphonic
The Belgic band Hooverphonic was created in October 1995. Although initially it was known as a trip – hop band it quickly started to include alternative, electo, electro-pop and other sounds. The group started out as Hoover, a name used by other groups too, and switch to the name Hooverphonic αφού in orde to avoid legal complications.
On October 10, 2008 the band’s leading vocalist , Geike Arnaert , announced that she will leave the group opting for a solo career. Hooverphonic’s last concert took place on December 13, 2008 at Tele-Club in Ekaterinburg, Russia. This last concert was recorded by Russian MTV and was broadcast on Russian TV in 2009. In October 2010 Hooverphonic decided Noémie Wolf as Geike’s successor, a choice that was officially announced during the De Laatste Show on VRT. However on March 26,2015 the group revealed that Noémie will leave the group. On April 2018 the band found its new leading vocalist, Luka Cruysberghs.
The group’s major hit was the song entitled Mad About You, which reached high chart positions in European Countries and Australia.
Recently Former Hooverphonic singer Geike Arnaert, who had left the group twelve years ago,got back on board with the other two members, Alex Callier and Raymond Geerts , replacing Luka Cruysberghs.
Last year Hooverphonic were internally selected to perform "Release Me" in Rotterdam. Following the cancellation of the contest by EBU due to the coronavirus pandemic, a consultation between the VRT, the French-speaking public broadcaster RTBF and Hooverphonic led to VRT announcing that the band will represent Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. RTBF considered it a logical decision to offer Hooverphonic and the VRT this opportunity and postponed their turn for participation for a year until 2022.
Hooverphonic represented the country in Rotterdam with their song "The Wrong Place" and after qualifying from the 1st semi final show the finished 19th in the final with an overall total of 74 points.
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